Engraving is an artistic technique with many variants : burin, drypoint, etc ...
The first evidence for humans engraving patterns is a chiselled shell, dating back between 540,000 and 430,000 years, from Trinil, in Java, Indonesia, where the first Homo erectus was discovered (Source : Wikipedia)
We have selected different kind of engravings (different eras, themes, artists...), retaining only the woks with enough details to make good difficult coloring pages.
We've just accentuated the contrast a bit ... It's a true journey into the history of art ...
We hope these original coloring pages created from engravings will please you !
Engraving by Ambrosius Holbein for a 1518 edition of Thomas More's Utopia book. The lower left corner shows the traveler Raphael Hythlodeus describing the island.
Engraving from 1620 ! Perfect if you like knights
Pages middle ages engraving
Pages adults drawing by edward burne jones from the works of geoffrey chaucer hammersmith 1896
Flower girl engraving (1868)
Engraving by Domenico Cunego (1771)
"Gentilhomme", engraving by an anonymous artist, around 1465
The woman of apocalyps, engraving by Albrecht Dürer, around 1497
Annibale Carracci Introduces Painting to Apollo and Minerva, Engraving by Pietro Aquila, 1674
Luxuria, engraving by Pieter Bruegel, 1558
Death of the Virgin, engraving by Martin Schongauer, 1470
Man band, Engraving to color
Calvary, engraving by Lucas de Leyde, 1517
Holy conversation, Engraving by Jacopo de Barbari, around 1509
Allegory of geography, engraving by Giovan Battista
The chariot of the dawn, engraving by Francesco Rosaspina, 19th century